Program Updates

 
Connecticut Recycling Fee Will Increase to $11.75 on January 1, 2021
LEGAL NOTICE OF RECYCLING FEE INCREASE

Connecticut Recycling Fee Will Increase on January 1, 2021

In accordance with Connecticut Public Act No. 13-42, the Connecticut mattress recycling fee will increase from $9 to $11.75 per unit for all mattresses and foundations sold in Connecticut on and after January 1, 2021. The fee is a flat per unit rate that applies to all sizes of mattresses and foundations. The fee is subject to sales tax. Please update your records accordingly.

All entities that sell mattresses to end users, including (but not limited to) brick-and-mortar retailers, online sellers and companies that sell mattresses to commercial volume end users like hotels, hospitality facilities, boarding schools, colleges and universities, nursing homes, medical facilities, etc. are required to collect the per unit fee.

The recycling fee MUST appear as a separate line item on all receipts for a mattress or foundation, followed by the fee amount, whether sold in-store or online as required by state law. The full fee amount must be remitted to the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) through MRCReporting.org.

Sales reported for the month beginning Jan. 1, 2021 will automatically show the fee remittance amount due as $11.75 x number of units sold. This change represents the first increase in the mattress recycling fee since the program began and is necessitated by increased labor costs and operational expenses.

MRC is a nonprofit organization that operates recycling programs known as Bye Bye Mattress in states that have passed mattress recycling laws. Since 2015, MRC has collected more than 775,000 mattresses statewide in Connecticut for recycling, diverting over 13,000 tons of valuable material from the waste stream.

Updated customer educational materials about the recycling fee will be sent to all registered retail locations in December. Additional resources can be found online at MattressRecyclingCouncil.org.

Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions at MRCreporting.org/Pages/FAQ.aspx, email info@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or call our customer service department at 855-229-1691.

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For more information about the Mattress Recycling Council, please visit www.MattressRecyclingCouncil.org.
For help with registration, reporting and fee remittance, contact us by clicking here or by calling: 1-888-646-6815.
If you have other questions, please contact us at info@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or by calling: 1-855-229-1691.
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